New Terminator Movie: Promising

A while ago, I posted some deranged rants on the nature of the Terminator universe time travel.  Centered around the idea of “The Future is Not Set, There is No Fate But What We Make For Ourselves,” I argued that the Connors and Skynet were in a recursive time war (the Connors make a move, change the future, which changes Skynet, and Skynet acts to alter time, the Connors respond, ….)  In this case, I argued that Terminator 3 does fit into the universe as a possible alternate future for John Connor, which is one of these time lines that existed but ultimately got changed.

Now, Terminator Salvation has come along and it seems to play along these themes.  In the trailer, John Connor says something to effect “This is not the Skynet my mother warned me about.”  On this note, I think this is a welcome sequel.  Although, I had hoped more for a prequel movie, where Kyle Reese is a hero.


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